105b. Christ the Lord is risen again!

1 Christ the Lord is risen again!
Christ hath broken every chain!
Hark, the angels shout for joy,
Singing evermore on high,

2 He who gave for us his life,
Who for us endured the strife,
Is our Paschal Lamb to-day!
We too sing for joy, and say

3 He who bore all pain and loss
Comfortless upon the Cross,
Lives in glory now on high,
Pleads for us, and hears our cry.

4 He whose path no records tell,
Who descended into hell;
Who the strong man armed hath bound,
And in highest heaven is crowned.

5 Now he bids us tell abroad
How the lost may be restored,
How the penitent forgiven,
How we too may enter heaven.

6 Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed,
Christ, to-day thy people feed;
Take our sins and guilt away,
That we all may sing for ay,

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is risen again!
Author: Michael Weisse, c. 1480-1534
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 77 77 and Alleluya
Topic: The Christian Year: Eastertide
Source: German
Tune Information
Adapter: W. H. Monk, 1823-89
Meter: 77 77 and Alleluya
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hundert Arien, Dresden, 1694 (later form of melody)

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